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ther·mal

 (thûr′məl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, using, producing, or caused by heat.
2. Intended or designed in such a way as to help retain body heat: thermal underwear.
n.
A rising current of warm air.

ther′mal·ly adv.
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thermal

(ˈθɜːməl)
adj
1. (General Physics) Also: thermic of, relating to, caused by, or generating heat or increased temperature
2. hot or warm: thermal baths; thermal spring.
3. (Textiles) (of garments or fabrics) specially designed so as to have exceptional heat-retaining properties
n
4. (Physical Geography) meteorol a column of rising air caused by local unequal heating of the land surface, and used by gliders and birds to gain height
5. (Clothing & Fashion) (plural) thermal garments, esp underclothes
ˈthermally adv
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ther•mal

(ˈθɜr məl)

adj.
1. Also, thermic. of, pertaining to, or caused by heat or temperature: thermal energy.
2. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of hot or warm springs: thermal waters.
3. designed to aid in or promote the retention of body heat: a thermal blanket; thermal underwear.
n.
4. a rising air current caused by heating from the underlying surface.
5. thermals, clothing, esp. underwear, designed to help retain body heat.
[1750–60]
ther′mal•ly, adv.
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ther·mal

(thûr′məl)
Adjective
Relating to heat.
Noun
A current of warm air that rises because it is less dense than the air around it.
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thermal

A rising column of warm air.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thermal - rising current of warm airthermal - rising current of warm air    
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
Adj.1.thermal - relating to or associated with heat; "thermal movements of molecules"; "thermal capacity"; "thermic energy"; "the caloric effect of sunlight"
nonthermal - not involving heat; "nonthermal luminescence"
2.thermal - of or relating to a hot spring; "thermal water"
3.thermal - caused by or designed to retain heat; "a thermal burn"; "thermal underwear"
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"
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Translations
حَراري
tepelnýtermální
termisk
lämpö
termál
hita-/varma-
šiluminis
karstssiltuma-termisks
tepelnýtermálny
ısıyla ilgilitermik

thermal

[ˈθɜːməl]
A. ADJ [current] → termal; [underwear, blanket] → térmico
B. N
1. (Met) → térmica f, corriente f térmica
2. thermals (= underwear) → ropa f interior térmica
C. CPD thermal baths NPL = thermal springs thermal printer Ntermoimpresora f
thermal reactor Nreactor m térmico
thermal springs NPLtermas fpl, fuentes fpl termales
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

thermal

[ˈθɜːrməl] adj
[power station, insulation, energy] → thermique
[spring, lake] → thermal(e)
[underwear, vest, socks, leggings] → en Thermolactyl®thermal baths nplthermes mplthermal imaging camera ncaméra f à vision nocturne
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

thermal

adj
(Phys) → Wärme-; neutron, reactor, equilibriumthermisch; thermal expansionWärmeausdehnung f; thermal power stationWärmekraftwerk nt
clothingThermo-; thermal socksThermosocken pl; thermal blanketAluminiumdecke f; thermal underwearThermounterwäsche f
n
(Aviat, Met) → Thermik f no pl
thermals pl (inf: = thermal underwear) → Thermounterwäsche f

thermal

:
thermal barrier
n (Phys, Aviat) → Temperatur- or Hitzebarriere f
thermal baths
plThermalbäder pl
thermal conductivity
thermal imager
nThermograf m
thermal imaging
nThermografie f
thermal imaging system
nThermografiesystem nt
thermal paper
nThermopapier nt
thermal printer
n (Comput) → Thermodrucker m
thermal spa
nThermalbad nt
thermal spring
thermal transfer
nThermotransfer m
thermal unit
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thermal

[ˈθɜːml] adj (currents, spring) → termale; (underwear) → termico/a; (paper) → termosensibile
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

thermal

(əθəːməl) adjective
of heat. thermal springs (= natural springs of warm or hot water); thermal units.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

ther·mal

, thermic
a. termal, térmico-a, rel. al calor o producido por éste.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

thermal

adj térmico
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"We originally aimed to look at how sense of taste works with thermal sensation in this study to better understand how taste is connected to food preferences, health and well-being," said Christian Lemon, principal investigator on the grant and associate professor in the OU Department of Biology, OU College of Arts and Sciences.
The analysis of displacement ventilation system further indicates that the supply airflow rates of 6 ACH and 2 ACH can create respectively too cold and too hot thermal sensation for the occupants whereas the 4 ACH can create thermal neutral environment in the occupied zone and provide the optimum thermal comfort.
Existing researches indicate that vegetation can improve the urban microclimate and influence outdoor thermal sensation (Ferrante, Mihalakakou 2001; Streiling, Matzarakis 2003; Feyisa et al.
Zhang, "Human thermal sensation and comfort in transient and non-uniform thermal environments, [Ph.D.
Previous studies have shown that occupants' thermal preference in real buildings cannot be explained with the original PMV model, developed based on a laboratory study to predict occupants' thermal sensation (Barlow & Fiala 2007; Corgnati et al.
The most important parameter in determining the thermal sensation in warm air supply systems is the metabolic rate, followed by clothing, which was widely discussed in the background section.
This new technology detects shallow drowsiness that even the driver is unaware of by non-contact measurement of blinking features and facial expressions, collects in-vehicle environment data to predict transitions in the driver's drowsiness level and senses and monitors the driver's level of thermal sensation, allowing the person to stay comfortably awake.
The terms thermal sensation (TS) and thermal comfort (TC) are typically quantified separately in experimental investigations, where thermal ratings are conducted by subjects in a controlled thermal environment.
Research shows that less than 30% humidity causes an unsatisfactory thermal sensation and affects indoor air quality [32].
It was found that overheating existed during summer and winter and the thermal sensation levels of travelers were different from that of staff.
If our study is combined with other existing researches such as thermal sensation's association with brain waves [26] and brain activation acquired by MRI [27], the physiological meaning of the Cold-Heat Pattern could be more clearly interpreted.